Written by Nick Heer.

iPad Mini First Impressions

Shawn Blanc on the new iPad Mini:

Here is a device that will fit inside my wife’s purse or the pocket of my peacoat. And it’s ideal for all the most common personal computing tasks of doing email, surfing the Internet, and checking Facebook and Twitter. And we all know the iPad can do so much more — there’s no reason why the iPad mini couldn’t be someone’s only computer.

And that fascinates me. Who knew that one day our uncompromising personal computers would cost a few hundred dollars and would comfortably fit inside a woman’s purse?

A print-quality touch screen on a lightweight, mobile, always-connected device which gets insane battery life, for a few hundred dollars. The “magical” stuff that was tossed around when the original iPad was introduced is, I think, appropriate again.